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Sophie Manson

  • height 5-10
  • class Senior
  • Hometown McKinney, Texas
  • Major Environmental Science
  • High school McKinney
  • height 5-10
  • class Senior
  • Hometown McKinney, Texas
  • Major Environmental Science
  • High school McKinney

Sophie Manson Bio

2022

  • Made 19 starts in the lineup, with 11 of those starts coming against ranked opponents.
  • Finished with seven wins, including three at No. 3 and three at No. 5.
  • Picked up a win over No. 20 FGCU in the season opener.

2021

  • Earned more playing time in year two, serving as the main competitor in the team’s exhibition pairing.
  • Won nine of her 10 recorded exhibition matches, playing with five different partners.
  • Made her debut in the starting lineup on March 27 vs. #9 TCU, partnering with Carly Schnieder in the fifth flight.

2020

  • Did not appear in any matches before the season was cut short due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB

  • Competed in AVPFirst tournaments in Texas with current Gamecock and fellow Texan Abby Carroll, finishing as high as second on a pair of occasions.
  • Trained with the USAV High Performance program and competed in U19 world trials in 2017.
  • As an indoor volleyball athlete, she’s a four-year starter and three-time captain at McKinney, making the all-district team all four years.
  • Two-time USAV Indoor Open Championship gold medalist (2013, 2015).
  • Also won the USAV Beach Open Championship gold medal in 2015.
  • Played club volleyball at Madfrog (indoor), Texas Advantage (indoor) and Beach 10K.

PERSONAL

  • Daughter of David and Lexie Manson
  • Has two sisters – Deborah and Heather, and one brother – David
  • Plans to major in environmental science at South Carolina.

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